extradition extradition  /ˌɛk strə ˈdɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)

Usage(s):

  1. Demonstrators in Paris protest against the extradition of former Red Brigades member, Marina Petrella in June.
  2. A Zurich law firm says movie director Roman Polanski has hired a Swiss attorney to represent him while he is held in Swiss custody for possible extradition to the United States.
  3. Battling extradition over charges of embezzlement, a financier says he's the fall guy for the 1997 financial crash.

News

  1. WORLD: Hong Kong legal battle looms for NSA contractor Edward Snowden

    HONG KONG - A potential extradition tussle in Hong Kong over an American who has exposed the U.S. government's top-secret surveillance programs could prove to be a test case for civil liberties in the financial hub controlled by China.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  2. Hong Kong People Oppose Returning Snowden to U.S., Poll Shows

    Hong Kong residents would oppose any demand for extradition of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who fled to the city after exposing a U.S. surveillance program, according to a poll published today.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Jordan removes last hurdle to cleric's extradition from UK

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan has removed the last hurdle preventing Britain from sending radical cleric Abu Qatada back home for trial by approving an extradition treaty satisfying British concerns about evidence used against him, officials said on Wednesday. The British government has for years been unable to deport Abu Qatada back to his native Jordan, where he is wanted on alleged terrorism ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I can no longer remain silent because the United States continues to demand my extradition more to serve me on a platter to the media of the world than to pronounce a judgment concerning which an agreement was reached 33 years ago," Polanski...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Roman Polanski Source: Variety

  2. "We are disappointed that the Russian government should have signalled no new cooperation in the case of the extradition of Mr Andrei Lugovoy for the alleged murder of Alexander Litvinenko," Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: Reuters UK

  3. "In relation to extradition, Australia would not normally surrender a person for extradition where there were outstanding matters that had to be dealt with here," Ruddock told Channel Ten's "Meet the Press" programme.
    on Jul 14, 2007 By: Philip Ruddock Source: Reuters India

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